Ex-PM PV’s daughter TRS candidate in Telangana Council polls

Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s daughter S. Vani Devi will contest for the Telangana Legislative Council as the candidate of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The TRS on Sunday announced her candidature for Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahabubnagar graduates’ constituency. Vani Devi, an artist, educationist and social activist, will file her nomination on […]

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CBI notice to Abhishek Banerjee’s wife in illegal coal mining scam (Ld)

Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials served a notice to West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee on Sunday in connection with the illegal coal mining case. A five-member team of CBI’s anti-corruption branch went to Abhishek Banerjee’s […]

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BSF jawan injured in landmine explosion in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan sustained critical injury in a landmine explosion during a search operation in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, said an official on Sunday. The incident took place at Gugapadar village under Mathili police station in the district. The jawan, identified as Dharmendra Sahoo, has been airlifted to Raipur […]

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Prahlad Patel to inaugurate 3-day workshop in Darjeeling on Feb 22

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A three-day ‘Incredible India Mega Homestay Development and Training Workshop’ by Ministry of Tourism’s India tourism Kolkata, Regional Office (East) in association with Eastern Himalayas Travel and Tour Operator Association and IIAS School of Management will be inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on February 22 in Darjeeling. […]

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Andhra Deputy CM gives birth to baby girl

Visakhapatnam, Feb 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Pamula Pushpa Sreevani gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital here to become the first deputy chief minister in the country to have a child while in office. The 34-year-old Sreevani, who holds the tribal welfare portfolio in Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Cabinet, was […]

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Security beefed up at Singhu border

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In order to avoid any untoward incident at the protest site, farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre government at Singhu border have beefed up the security at Singhu border and adjoining areas. Around 100 CCTV cameras at both the stages and many locations including the […]

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Gene implicated in type of childhood cancer identified

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified that a chromosome instability gene — USP24 — is frequently missing in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, provides important insight into the development of this disease. “Neuroblastoma is a highly aggressive cancer that nearly […]

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Shiboprasad on ‘Konttho’s remake: Happy that it is reaching a wider audience

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Well known Malayalam stars Manju Warrier and Jayasurya will be starring in the remake of the Bengali hit 2019 film “Konttho”. Actor Shiboprasad Mukherjee, who played lead in the original is happy with the story crossing borders. The Malayalam remake will be titled “Meri Awaz Suno”. The Bengali blockbuster starred Shiboprasad […]

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A cup of joy

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Navin Gurnaney, CEO, Tata Starbucks spoke to IANSlife along with The Label Life’s style editors, Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora and Bipasha Basu on their recent collaboration ‘The Starbucks India Optimist Series’, a limited edition merchandise collection. The team also reveals the rationale of the association, Role of […]

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No ‘Ganga Aarti’ without permission now

Varanasi (UP), Feb 21 (IANS) Social organisations and even individuals, performing ‘Ganga Aarti’ at various ghats will now have to get registered with the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC). The decision has been taken by the district administration to check encroachments on the riverfront, which is a public property. The municipal authorities have also been asked […]

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Explore Uttarakhand

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Discovery Channel, in collaboration with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB), is all set to present a new original two-part film titled ‘Explore Uttarakhand’. Providing audiences the chance to engage through stunning visuals of Uttarakhand, the film will premiere on February 20 and 21 on the channel, and explores spiritual […]

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For those sweet cravings

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Started in 2016, Zoet is the brainchild of Sana and Geeta Bector. Zoet meaning ‘sweet’ in Dutch, aims to bake and create dessert that is sweet and complex in flavour yet simple and delicious. The inspiration for Zoet came out of Sana’s grandmother’s kitchen who started Cremica when she […]

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South Korea’s PM joins Clubhouse

Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Already a favourite among tech billionaires, the popularity of audio chat-based app Clubhouse appears to be only growing by the day as South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has also reportedly joined the platform. His account was created in the middle of this month and was “nominated” by a person using […]

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Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for February 22-28 BY NEERAJ DHANKHER ARIES This week you are advised to choose your words wisely before speaking to ward off unnecessary arguments, both in your personal and professional life. Professionally, you will be able to utilise your resources properly, […]

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Pick of the week (Feb 21)

Nestle India — ReduceRecommendation by HDFC Securities We maintain our EPS estimate for CY21E/CY22E. We value Nestle at 55x P/E on CY22E EPS to derive a TP of Rs 16,326. The stock is trading at 58x P/E on CY22E EPS and limits absolute upside in the medium term, making the risk-reward unattractive. Maintain REDUCE. Repco […]

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Thailand confirms 92 new Covid-19 cases

Bangkok, Feb 21 (IANS) Thailand on Sunday confirmed 92 cases of Covid-19, mostly domestic, according to the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s report. Of Sunday’s new cases, 86 were domestic infections while six others were imported cases, the CCSA report said. The domestic cases included 38 confirmed via active testing at factories, communities […]

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Playable version of Rare’s cancelled N64 game leaks online: Report

London, Feb 21 (IANS) UK-based video game developer Rare’s unreleased cancelled game ‘Dinosaur Planet’ for Nintendo 64, which ended up being repurposed into GameCube’s Star Fox Adventures, has leaked online and is fully playable. ‘Forest of Illusion’ on Twitter released the files to ‘Dinosaur Planet’ and shared some screenshots of the game that featured Star […]

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Priyanka assures UP boatmen of her support

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday reached Prayagraj district to support the boatmen who were allegedly harassed by the local police. Priyanka had recently taken a holy dip at the Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ and had travelled in boatman Sujit Nishad’s boat who informed […]

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ULFA drags kidnapped oilmen into Myanmar

By Subir BhaumikGuwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) The separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) seems to have shifted two kidnapped employees of hydrocarbon company Quippo Oil & Gas Infrastructure Ltd across the border into Myanmar. Reliable sources close to ULFA said this was done after a deadline for ransom set by the ULFA expired on […]

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Modi to address BJP national office-bearers meet

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will address a meeting of the BJP’s national office-bearers in the national capital’s NDMC convention centre. This is the first party’s meeting of the national office-bearers post Covid-19 outbreak. Besides, national office-bearers, state in-charge and co-incharge, state unit president and state general secretary (organisation) […]

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Australia begins coronavirus vaccinations

Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has become one of the first Australians to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Morrison on Sunday morning received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine alongside Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and a small group of aged care residents and staff and frontline pandemic workers, the Xinhua […]

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3D biopsies to better understand brain tumours

Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have obtained a highly accurate recreation of human glioblastoma’s features using a novel 3D microscopy analysis. The study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, provides new information to help with the diagnose, by finding therapeutical targets and designing immunotherapeutical strategies. This new analysis of 3D images and quantitative data […]

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Frankfurt upset Bundesliga leaders Bayern

Berlin, Feb 21 (IANS) League leaders Bayern Munich suffered a setback in the Bundesliga title race, losing 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Eagles staged a faultless first-half performance with goals from Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes. The record German champions woke up after half-time, but Robert Lewandowski’s goal wasn’t enough to take anything from the […]

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Yogi on a day-long visit to Kerala on Sunday

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be in Kerala on Sunday to flag off BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ led by party state president K. Surendran, which is set to start from Kasaragod. Union Home Minister Amit Shah would will address the final leg of the yatra scheduled to culminate in Thiruvananthapuram […]

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2-day traditional games organised in Patan

Raipur/Patan, Feb 20 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Olympic Association organised two-day traditional games in Patan to promote culture and sports of tribal people in the state. Commissioner-cum-Director of Directorate of Public Relations Tara Prakash Sinha said in a tweet, “Traditional games of Chhattisgarh, which have been forgotten for a long, have been organised (X#khelmadai) in #Patan (Durg). […]

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